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  1. Lowrance Elite Ti2 Buyers Guide, Reviews, Elite-12, Elite-9, Elite-7

    Lowrance has released what is arguably the best bang for the buck for chartplotter/fishfinder combos.

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  2. Lowrance HDS LIVE Series - HDS-7, HDS-9, HDS-12, HDS-16 - Buyers Guide & Reviews

    The new HDS LIVE Series Explained. Get to know the new units including specs, dimensions, images and more.

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  3. Raymarine Axiom 12 MFD RVX Realvision 3D Sonar

    Raymarine has launched a new series called Axiom.  Their Axiom 12 comes a number of ways.  You can get the Axiom 12 with or without charts.  With or without an internal sonar, and with or without transducer.  If you see RV in the name, it means Realvision.  Realivision is a 3D view of the water under the boat, in real time.  If you do not see RV in the name then the unit is not sonar capable.

    The multifunction display is offered with or without charts.  If you see LNC in the name this means it has Raymarine's own Lighthouse Raster and Vector charts.   These are beautiful maps that look much like a real chart. In fact, Raster Charts are a photocopy of a real chart. If you see Navionics in the name then the unit is preloaded with Navionics.  Navionics have their own unique, high quality look, that many mariners prefer. 

    Raymarine has recently introduced the Pro version with hybrid touch, buttons and touchscreen.  The Axiom Pro comes in a RVX version wh

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  4. Retrofitting new garmin autopilot to older pumps

    How to upgrade your new Garmin autopilot to older pumps.
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  5. Humminbird Buyers Guide

    Humminbird has 3 levels of products currently available, and offer support for several now discontinued models.

     

    Solix are the top of the line Humminbird Fishfinders. They have bright, clear screens, designed to be viewed in harsh sunlight with polarized glasses. The Solix series have a sensitive touchscreen and buttons on the side for operation even in rough conditions. Every Solix has a ethernet screw port on the back allowing direct networking between units, or to a 360 transducer. Any Solix on the networking with Mega Imaging will share it with all other units on the network, regardless of what imaging capabilities the other units have.  These units are built on a new operating system, limiting the networking available between them and Helix/700/800/900/1000 units.

     

    Helix series fishfinders are the staple of the Humminbird brand. They offer enhanced networking, upgraded basemaps, chirp sounder, and megaimaging for the clearest returns possible. 

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  6. Do you need radar?

    Radar is a great layer of safety that can enhance just about any boat. But it is not for everyone.  Is it right for you?
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  7. Wet Sounds Speakers, Amps, Subwoofers and Accessories - Reviews, FAQ, Tutorials

    Wet Sounds marine grade electronics have been a top tier product in the  recreational boating market since they first arrived in the industry. They sell a variety of high quality electronic devices that have become the "go to" choice for many boaters. As a certified dealer for Wet Sounds we have received nothing but excellent feedback on their products, and have had a great experience with the brand ourselves doing high end installations at our MD Facility.

    What to look for from Wet Sounds:

    Wet Sounds sells high end speakers, amps, sub woofers, sound bars, wiring accessories, and lighting. They have established themselves as the absolute top-of-the-line in the marine audio category.  Hopefully this page will assist anyone looking for high quality parts in these categories m

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  8. Garmin GPSMAP 1042xsv/1242xsv Series Chartplotter/Fishfinder Combo With built in CHIRP Technology

    The new GPSMAP 1042xsv and 1242xsv  are a great solution for those boaters who prefer a full button or keyed unit, but don't want to lose out on the technology that the touch screen displays have to offer. Available in a 10" and 12" screen size these units are packed with everything you need to make it to you destination. It doesn't matter if your just going for a cruise or after that trophy fish this unit can get you there. 

    Sonar:

    The 1kw CHIRP sonar is a great tool for fishermen near and offshore. In addition to this 1kw built in sounder this unit also comes ready for your ClearVu and SideVu transducer. If you thought t

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  9. Lowrance HDS Carbon Chartplotter/Fishfinder Buyers Guide

    Lowrance's new HDS Carbon chartplotter / fishfinder has a redesigned LED SolarMAX HD display. The Carbon's SolarMAX HD touchscreen is enhanced with a wider viewing angle to make viewing this screen easier in those awkward angles. Advanced anti-reflective screen coatings and top notch color accuracy with the boosted high-resolution viewing panel, makes this screen one of the most rugged units in almost any environment. 

    What's New With HDS Carbon

    Ultra-bright HDS SolarMAX™ HD displays with greater resolution and a wider range of viewing angles

    High-performance dual-core processor for smoother navigation and faster sonar updates

    HDS Dual-Channel CHIRP Sonar – dual sonar-range coverage from the same transducer*

    HDS Network Dual Sounder – cover more water and mark fish targets more clearly from a network of CHIRP sonar transducers

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  10. New Garmin Smartpump - Autopilot

    If you are shopping for an autopilot you've no doubt run across Garmin's new Smartpump.  You've also probably had some sticker shock from the price.  Why does it cost so much and what does it do?  

    First, the Smartpump features a brushless motor design.  This feature alone accounts for much of the improvement and Garmin is the only one to offer such a design.  A brushless motor increases reliability, runs quieter, increases pump life, reduces power consumption and is more efficient.  It also enables a host of performance features such as Garmin's Intelligent Rudder Rate Technology (IRRT).  This will incr

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